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What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Weakness No.2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Point Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...